NYC Outward Bound

Our lead partner, New York City Outward Bound Schools, brings the expertise and educational philosophy of Outward Bound and its Expeditionary Learning approach to our school, with the goal to effect positive and lasting change in the lives of New York City’s young people.

The vision of NYC Outward Bound Schools is to endeavor to change the life trajectories of all of our students by helping them develop the skills, attitudes, and mindsets they need to be successful in the classroom, the workplace, and their communities.

The educational approach challenges and supports students to do their best work, injects elements of adventure and discovery into schooling, grounds academic content in real-world issues and concerns, promotes teamwork as well as individual initiative, provides opportunities for leadership and demonstrations of learning, and places character and intellectual development on equal footing. Everything at MELS is shaped and guided by this approach.

Outward Bound challenges our students by connecting academic content with real world issues and supports our teachers with innovative professional development.

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